Gaza Sunbird team members distribute much-needed food aid and other supplies in Rafah, Gaza in February 2024.

Gaza Sunbirds paracycling team pivots to aid distribution amid war

Israel-Hamas war

Cyclists on the Gaza Sunbirds team have always dreamed of competing at the 2024 Paris Paralympics. But after Oct. 7, 2023, that dream took a backseat. Amid the Israel-Hamas war, the athletes have put their bikes to good use — delivering food to their community members in need.

competitive camel racers pose for a picture with their camels

Women’s camel racing team takes an ancient sport back to the future

Serhiy Ivanov is a goalkeeper with Ukraine's first amputee soccer club. 

‘Keep on living’: Wounded vets in Ukraine establish first amputee soccer club

Student athlete posing in a blue uniform and holding a basketball at a photo shoot

International students still restricted from NIL deals

The main rule of "walking soccer" is no running.

‘Walking soccer’ trend in Spain keeps people of all ages in the game

Three women in red soccer uniforms holding their hands up with a trophy

Spain made history with Women’s World Cup victory — despite team tensions


Supporters are hoping their win leads to greater equality in professional soccer.

woman facing camera

A traditional Iranian sport has been closed off to women. One activist wants to change that.

Women & Gender

Varzeshe Pahlavani is a mix of martial arts, wrestling and calisthenics. It has deep roots in Persian tradition going back centuries. The sport is officially closed off to women, but one female Iranian activist is trying to change that.

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić (15) shoots over Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Denver. 

Nikola Jokić takes center stage at NBA Finals and Serbian fans are loving it


As the NBA Finals kick off, the 28-year-old Serbian basketball star is making waves with fans back in his hometown of Sombor, Serbia. 


New Kings and Queens soccer leagues enlist internet stars to revamp sport


The game is loosely based on soccer, but immersed in video game culture and reality TV antics. In Barcelona, Spain, the second season of the Kings League kicks off the first weekend of May alongside the first season of the Queens League. This summer, the Prince Cup will launch for kids ages 9 to 11.

Two players from Boston bruins and Montreal Canadiens hockey teams talk to each other on the ice

Montreal Canadiens superfans brace for historic record to be smashed

The Boston Bruins are on the verge of making history — eclipsing the Montreal Canadiens’ coveted record of most points scored in a regular season, set back in 1977.